This is a brief handout that accompanied my presentation on November 1, 2011.
Roy Tennant has an excellent post on Library Journal called “What I Want LIS Students to Know.” http://blog.libraryjournal.com/tennantdigitallibraries/2010/11/30/what-i-want-lis-students-to-know/
Rather than re-invent the wheel, I’m planning on sharing this with my LSC 504 students this summer, along with the original post, and this one:
Ten Things You Won’t Find On Your LIS Class Syllabus from Jill Hurst-Wahl
Just as Google goes all wishy-washy on whether it’ll honor the quotation marks used for phrase searching (see http://web.resourceshelf.com/go/resourceblog/59401), Yahoo! adds more functionality.
The folks behind this site, which presents a variety of fascinating data about the world by adjusting the size and color of countries based on the numbers, also have a book, The atlas of the real world : mapping the way we live. One of my favorite reference sources, maybe tied with The Statistical Abstract of the United States?
The first chapter provides a fascinating overview of Google’s rise, and how it has affected the search and information worlds. Very much looking forward to the release of this one!